I think one of the worst things about having dietary restrictions from food allergies and intolerances is the inability to partake in many holidays. I’ve always had a love affair with food. Then, I began to have some health issues and thyroid medication wasn’t touching some of my thyroid symptoms. After a while, and having done some research, I determined I needed to try going gluten free. Later, I learned I also needed to cut other foods out of my diet, and a major problem food was dairy.
For the first year, dietary restrictions were like a death sentence. Gradually, though, I’ve found suitable replacements for most of my foods. Still, holiday foods aren’t usually safe. So, I end up making a plate of food for myself every holiday and rarely get to actually eat a real Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
This year though, I changed that. I hosted Thanksgiving and made sure everything I made was safe for me. I was going to eat like royalty and hopefully show people in the process that eating gluten and dairy free wasn’t as bad as anyone makes it out to be. And, last minute, I decided I needed a gluten free and dairy free sweet potato casserole recipe. Because, holiday meals aren’t complete without a humongous helping of sweet potato casserole. If you don’t agree, I’m not sure we can be friends 😉
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6 Qt Crock-Pot/Slow Cooker – I use an older version of this Rival Crock Pot
Potato Masher – something like the KitchenAid Gourmet Wire Masher
Reynold’s Slow Cooker Liners (because cleanup is SO much easier with these)
Gluten and Dairy Free Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
I promise, no one will be the wiser that you're serving gluten free and dairy free sweet potato casserole.
This recipe has been adapted from the cookbook "365 Favorite Brand Name Slow Cooker Recipes & More".
- 1 40 oz can Bruce's Sweet Potato in Syrup drained and mashed
- 1/3 cup Earth Balance Soy Free Buttery Spread (GF & DF) melted
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp orange juice optional
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup rice milk unsweetened, no added flavors
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pecans chopped
- 3 Tbsp Bob's Red Mill GF 1 to 1 Baking Flour
- 3 Tbsp Earth Balance Soy Free Buttery Spread melted
Place Reynold's Slow Cooker Liner in slow cooker
Drain sweet potatoes and mash. (I use a simple potato masher) and leave them to be slightly chunky.
Mix sweet potatoes with 1/3 cup melted Earth Balance, granulated sugar, 2 tbsp brown sugar.
Beat or whisk eggs.
Mix eggs, orange juice, and rice milk into the sweet potato mixture.
Poor sweet potato mixture into the slow cooker and spread evenly.
Melt Earth Balance buttery spread, then combine with pecans, flour, and brown sugar
Using a spoon (or fork) sprinkle topping mixture evenly over casserole in slow cooker
Cover and cook on high 4 hours
Now, take this bad boy to your next family gathering. If your gluten free eaters decide to be jack wagons and not try it because they won’t be persuaded gluten free is yummy, their loss. And you’re gain … like 2 lbs in a day.